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Jeremy Hays
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Jeremy joined Green For All early in 2008 as the National Field Director. Before that he was the National Organizing Director at the Apollo Alliance where he helped state and local coalitions of environmentalists, labor unions, civil rights groups, and businesses advocate for good jobs and clean energy. Jeremy has broad experience organizing multi-stakeholder efforts to address poverty, environmental issues, and economic development. He has worked a program director for Urban Strategies Council—a community building support and advocacy organization in Oakland, California; as a project manager for the Governor’s Oregon Solutions program; as a policy researcher for the Assistant Secretary of Environmental Justice at Cal/EPA; and as an organizer or technical assistant in a variety of other community development and environmental justice initiatives. He has master’s degrees in City Planning and in International Development from the University of California—Berkeley.

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Leap Forward: Why We Need to Think Bigger on Climate Resilience

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 3:19 PM

In 1995, a severe heat wave struck Chicago, killing more than 700 people. The disaster hit some neighborhoods much harder than others. For the most part, its devastation closely traced the city's economic and ethnic segregation. More people died in places like Englewood, a South Side neighborhood with a history...

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The Hidden Risk to America's Affordable Housing, and How We Can Solve It

(1) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 12:52 PM

At a time when more and more Americans are struggling to get by, affordable housing has never been more important. It's what keeps more than one million American families sheltered in the face of unemployment and diminishing paychecks. But right now, rising utility bills are quietly creating a crisis that...

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In the Face of Climate Change, Infrastructure Is More Important Than Ever

(2) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 11:12 AM

As Hurricane Sandy struck the Atlantic Coast, destroying homes and wreaking havoc, one city -- Stamford, Conn. -- sat snug and safe behind a 17-foot high barrier that kept massive waves out. The sea gate, built in 1969, prevented an estimated $25 million in damage and loss for...

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What's Really Happening With Green Jobs

(3) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 4:56 PM

Green jobs are one of America's best-kept secrets, but they shouldn't be. When you consider the fact that at least 3.1 million Americans already work in green jobs, and that green industries and businesses can help solve some of our country's biggest problems -- from pollution to poverty and economic...

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Pittsburgh's New Green Renaissance

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 12:41 PM

The city of Pittsburgh, at one time, was so choked by coal pollution that Boston writer James Parton dubbed it "hell with the lid off." A series of vintage photos recently published in The Atlantic show city streets so dim with smog that you'd think a massive fire...

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Want Jobs? Fix America's Water Crisis

(30) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 6:30 PM

First, the bad news. America is quickly sinking into a water crisis that threatens our health, our economy, and our environment.

Our basic water infrastructure is crumbling. As a result, we're seeing a steady stream of sewage overflows and leaks that put all of us at risk of contamination from...

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